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March 10, 2013 1:00 AM

Wonderland Trail: Timing, flexibility are key to landing camp permits

Editor’s note: The 93-mile Wonderland Trail is high on the bucket list of most Northwest hikers. This is the first story in a three-month series about preparing for and hiking Mount Rainier National Park’s iconic trail. Depending on the point of reference, a hastily scribbled note and my dilapidated fax machine either perfected or ruined our attempt to hike what’s arguably Washington’s most famous trail.

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